He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.
In 1963, the following article appeared in the pages of The Worker, a predecessor publication of People's World . . .
The Lincoln Brigade was 2,800 men and women, African-American, Latino and white, who volunteered to defend Spain's elected government from Franco and his fascists.
Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.
Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?
When I think about Spain, I think about the people who taught me to fight for a different world, for a vision of a just society, a socialist society.
The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.
Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.
We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.
Women in the media spotlight have gone on record, for a variety of reasons, refusing to be associated with the word or the movement.